Follow the road/trail south from the tower over a semi-open ridge. The first 2 km of the road is rolling terrain offering fair views and easy hiking. Wildflowers bloom in July and August, and if there is no snow by mid-October, you can drive the road and see the western larch in their golden hues of autumn. Views through clearings between open stands of larch, subalpine fir and spruce are of the Rocky Mountains on the distant eastern horizon and the Rocky Mountain Trench. The Purcell Mountains are rolling and forested and are not high summits in this area. They appear as a patchwork of logging cutblocks and smooth slopes.